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bwvanh114
02-16-07, 10:34 AM
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

I hear this sometimes as: "When in Rome..." with the remainder implied.

I can't think of another phrase that can be shortened and still keep the meaning. For example, I never heard, "People in glass houses..." with the rest implied. Are there others?

Minor Threat
02-16-07, 10:36 AM
Yeat.....

Groucho
02-16-07, 10:39 AM
Funny should mention "People in glass houses..." as an example, because I hear that all the time as an implied phrase.

Another one I hear a lot is "If you can't take the heat..."

Kittydreamer
02-16-07, 10:47 AM
"Hey man, puff, puff...."

Minor Threat
02-16-07, 10:47 AM
If the gloves don't fit.....

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
02-16-07, 10:48 AM
"Hey man, puff, puff...."

what is the rest of that saying?

Bushdog
02-16-07, 10:48 AM
What's good for the goose...

Minor Threat
02-16-07, 10:50 AM
You say tomato.....

CWB
02-16-07, 11:01 AM
And there was me thinking it was when in Rome do as the Rumanians do.

Kittydreamer
02-16-07, 11:01 AM
what is the rest of that saying?

I don't remember.

RunBandoRun
02-16-07, 11:06 AM
If you wanna run with the big dogs ...

bwvanh114
02-16-07, 11:10 AM
Hey yeah, there are a bunch I've heard. These are good examples.

satellite
02-16-07, 11:26 AM
"When the cat's away..."

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
02-16-07, 11:29 AM
If you wanna run with the big dogs ...

I haven't heard this one either. :(

10-7
02-16-07, 11:43 AM
Do unto others...

dork
02-16-07, 11:44 AM
"If you want the promotion..."








:sad:

satellite
02-16-07, 11:46 AM
I haven't heard this one either. :(

"If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to keep up."

Joe Molotov
02-16-07, 12:06 PM
"Hey guys, watch this!"

The implied part is a trip to the ER.

Flashback
02-16-07, 12:16 PM
Mess with the bull ..

tropicana
02-16-07, 12:28 PM
"Marco..!"

Minor Threat
02-16-07, 12:35 PM
"Hey man, puff, puff...."



Hey man, puff, puff pass! You're fucking up the rotation.

*from the movie Friday.....

Charlie Goose
02-16-07, 12:38 PM
If it walks like a duck...

bwvanh114
02-16-07, 12:39 PM
<b>Kittydreamer</b>: Hey man, puff, puff...
<b>Lunatikk</b>: What is the rest of that saying?Person 1: Hey man, puff, puff...
Person 2: Are you a pothead, Focker?

Shannon Nutt
02-16-07, 12:44 PM
"Give a Mouse a cookie..."

jonw9
02-16-07, 12:48 PM
"Give a Mouse a cookie..."

you feed him today, but teach a mouse to bake cookies and...



How about "Have a good one"

taa455
02-16-07, 12:51 PM
If the shoe fits ...

If you can't take the heat ...

RunBandoRun
02-16-07, 01:43 PM
"If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to keep up."

Actually, the way I've heard it is, if you want to run with the big dogs, you'd better be able to piss in the high grass. :D

Kittydreamer
02-16-07, 02:11 PM
"Marco..!"

"Polo!"

Meglos
02-16-07, 02:11 PM
"If you wanna get something done right..."

imperator505
02-17-07, 01:56 PM
If the cap fits......

....wear it.

The Cow
02-17-07, 02:18 PM
You can lead Sarah Jessica Parker to water...

RunBandoRun
02-17-07, 02:50 PM
You can lead Sarah Jessica Parker to water...

but she's still going to look like Barbero just before the autopsy.

rw2516
02-17-07, 06:49 PM
Give 'em inch...

A rose by any other name...

A bird in the hand...

DrRingDing
02-17-07, 07:26 PM
"Hey man, puff, puff...."

:lol: I haven't read the rest of the thread yet, but this definitely deserves a double :lol: :lol:

kantonburg
02-17-07, 08:35 PM
It is...

Mrs. Danger
02-17-07, 08:43 PM
A stitch in time...

Don't count your eggs...

You knew it was a snake...

An apple a day...

All work and no play...

Then there are all the slang two word combinations that have been shortened to one. Usually by leaving off the "out" at the end.

freaked
pigged
flaked
ragged